September 14, 2019 by Dental Smiles

YES! YES! YES! Dental Visits during Pregnancy is SAFE!

Preventive dental cleanings and annual exams during pregnancy are not only safe but are recommended.

The rise in hormone levels during pregnancy causes the gums to swell, bleed, and trap food causing increased irritation to your gums.

Preventive dental work while pregnant is essential to avoid oral infections such as gum disease, which has been linked to preterm birth.

Dental work while pregnant such as cavity fillings, crowns, teeth whitening, and other cosmetic procedures and crowns, should be deferred until after birth.

However, sometimes emergency dental work such as a root canal or tooth extraction is necessary.

It is best to avoid this dental work while pregnant and avoid exposing the developing baby to any risks, even if they are minimal.

Routine x-rays usually taken during annual exams can usually be postponed until after the birth.

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